Global Equity Partners Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

Global Equity Partners’ most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (36%) and chemicals (15%). The Firm’s most common investment types include buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (65%) and secondary buyout (15%). In total, Global Equity Partners has invested in 3 different countries.

The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (75%). Global Equity Partners’ largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2011 when it sold SensorDynamics AG for $164M.

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity14
    • M&A Sell Activity8
  • Total Sectors Invested 9
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 10

Global Equity Partners

Mariahilfer Straße 1/Getreidemarkt 17,
Vienna, A-1060
Austria
+43 1 581 83 90
www.gep.at
office@gep.at

Global Equity Partners (GEP) is an Austrian investment group focused on opportunities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Firm segments its investment activity into areas spanning growth capital/tech, industry/mid-size, and real estate. GEP's growth capital/tech group invests in development stage companies with at least €2 million of revenue. Sectors of interest include IT, software, gaming, machine manufacturing, and electronics. GEP's industry/mid-size area looks to invest in established, growth-oriented 'industrial and trade' businesses with at least €30 million of revenue. Transaction situations include buyouts, successions, divestitures, recapitalizations, and privatizations. Global Equity Partners was originally established in 1998 and is based in Vienna..


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Chemicals, Communications, Consumer Products, Digital Media, Electrical Equipment, Electronics, Furniture, Gaming, Information Technology, Internet Software and Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Retail, Semiconductors, Software

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, Going Private, Growth Capital, Recapitalization

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 30 -
Target EBITDA 2 -
Investment Size - -
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 14 - - - - - 14
Sell (0.0/yr) # 8 - - - - - 8
vol $164M $164M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Chemson Polymer-Additive AG 2013-11-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Arnoldstein, Austria · www.chemson.com
Austria Email AG 2011-11-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Knittelfeld, Austria · www.austria-email.com
SensorDynamics AG 2011-07-18 164M USD Add-on Acquisition
Graz, Austria · www.sensordynamics.cc
Hahl Pedex Group GmbH 2011-02-01 - Divestiture
Munderkingen, Germany · www.hahl-pedex.com
Chemson Polymer-Additive AG 2008-10-29 - Secondary Buyout
Arnoldstein, Austria · www.chemson.com
VARTA Microbattery GmbH 2007-12-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Ellwangen, Germany · www.varta-microbattery.in
Montana Tech Components AG 2007-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Menziken, Switzerland · www.montanatechcomponents.com
VARTA Microbattery GmbH 2007-01-01 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ellwangen, Germany · www.varta-microbattery.in
I&T GmbH 2006-11-17 - Secondary Buyout
Siegendorf, Austria · www.innovation-technology.at
Lüscher Technologies AG 2006-09-26 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Lead Bach, Switzerland · www.luescher.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Montana Tech Components AG 2007-01-01 VARTA Microbattery GmbH 2007-12-01 1
Menziken, Switzerland · www.montanatechcomponents.com Ellwangen, Germany · www.varta-microbattery.in

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 4 (80%) - 5 (36%) -
Chemicals - - 2 (14%) -
Communications - - 1 (7%) -
Consumer Products - - 1 (7%) -
Furniture - - 1 (7%) -
Machinery - - 1 (7%) -
Retail - - 1 (7%) -
Semiconductors - - 1 (7%) -
Software 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
Total 5 - 14 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Austria 1 (20%) - 8 (57%) -
Switzerland 3 (60%) - 3 (21%) -
Germany 1 (20%) - 3 (21%) -
Domestic 1 (20%) - 8 (57%) -
Cross-border 4 (80%) - 6 (43%) -
Total 5 - 14 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 4 (80%) - 9 (64%) -
Secondary Buyout - - 2 (14%) -
Divestiture 1 (20%) - 1 (7%) -
PIPE - - 1 (7%) -
Venture - - 1 (7%) -
Total 5 - 14 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Trade Sale 5 (63%) -
IPO 2 (25%) -
Trade Sale - Public Company 1 (13%) 164M (100%)
Total 8 $164M

Deal Values

sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $164M
TOTAL $164M
Largest SensorDynamics AG
$164M (2011-07-18)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
67%
2 67%
Strategic(s)
33%
1 33%
Exited to
Strategic(s)
100%
6 100%

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